The “race” race

Senator Barack Obama, in an attempt to point out his rival party’s desire to play the race card in the upcoming campaign, did JUST THAT at a fundraiser last night. From FOXNews:

Barack Obama told a group of Florida donors Friday night that Republicans will try to make voters afraid of him, and suggested they would use his race to scare up votes for John McCain.

Apparently girding for a nasty general election fight, the Illinois senator has in recent days predicted that independent GOP groups are waiting in the wings to attack him, and said his presumptive GOP rival is already “fear-mongering” when it comes to foreign policy.

But his comments Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla., seemed to reflect elevated concerns that his campaign to be the first black president would run headlong into political race baiters.

By “race baiters” you mean people like your pals Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger, don’t you, Barack? Just trying to clarify.

Obama then goes on to make one of the more asinine statements I have heard out of him in this campaign:

“We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid,” Obama said at the fundraiser. “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black? He’s got a feisty wife.”

Hmmmm… who’s the one peddling fear here? This is extremely childish and just a few short months ago I would have thought it to be beneath Barack Obama. But with this statement we see the Trinity United influence coming through loud and clear. The fact that the Senator is black has no bearing on why I won’t be voting for him. The fact that he is LIBERAL is of much more concern to me. I would vote for Herman Cain or Condi Rice in the blink of an eye and I wouldn’t even be thinking about the color of their skin as I was pulling the lever — just the content of their character (now where have we heard that one before?)

And the reason I don’t hold your wife in high regard, Sen. Obama, is only because I get the feeling she wouldn’t hold ME in high regard because of the color of MY skin. This has nothing to do with “feisty”, Barack.

You see, it’s the Dems who put so much significance on skin color. Many Democratic voters who supported Hillary — the Harriet Christians out there — will not be voting for Barack because he is black. On the other hand, many (not all) who support Obama will vote for him precisely because he is black — and for no other reason. They’ve just decided that we need our first black president and they’ve also determined that he or she HAS to be a Democrat.

That is another reason it would be so sweet if Condi ran and won. She would be the first African American AND the first woman in the Oval Office… and she would be a Republican. The media and libs everywhere would go into convulsive fits and it would be such a joy to watch.

But it is you, Barry who have managed to bring your race into this campaign — the GOP hasn’t uttered a word.  You have now set the tone on race, and it’s ringing flat in my ears and those of my conservative friends. While you and your paranoid posse are flailing around shouting racism every time someone dares to criticize you on policy, we will be busy weighing the qualifications of our GOP and Libertarian candidates and voting accordingly.

Truth is, Barack, we on the right don’t spend a lot of time thinking about race.  I wouldn’t even be discussing it here if you and your lib friends would stop making it an issue. What you are talking about might have been the case 30 years ago but it’s not the case now. The fact that an African American has made it this close to the highest office in the land should be enough to show you that race is no longer a handicap in this country.

We’re willing to drop race as an issue forever. We’re just waiting on you, my friend.


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